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Smokin' Dave's BBQ & Tap House

820 Moraine Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517-8005
970-577-7427
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Ranked #5 of 115 restaurants in Estes Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Dallas, TX
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The locals recommend it as the best place to eat in town. Has a bar but, the food is above the average local watering hole.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Very popular and tough to get near the place. Try to go during an off-hour, if you can. Busy all of the time, and with good reason!

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Haxtun, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is a Great BBQ place. Everything is good, food, atmosphere, people, and it's easy to find, just follow your nose. Maybe not enough parking.

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Rockford, Illinois
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92 reviews 92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We ate here twice during our four night stay in the area. The seven people in our party agreed that this was among the best BBQ restaurants we had ever visited anywhere. The brisket and pulled pork were very good. We really dug the sides like the red beans and rice, the mac n cheese and the cornbread. Dave's offers... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

A classic. Great place to eat. Gets crowded so expect a wait. Can always have a refreshment at the bar, while waiting for a table. Fun, casual atmosphere.

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New Berlin, Wisconsin, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We knew it was going to be good when we had to wait 10 min for a table at 3 Mon afternoon. We had brisket, chicken, pulled pork, ribs and a man-handler burger. They were all excellent. The fries and smashed taters and sweet tater fries were super good sides. Yum

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

It is tough to get good BBQ in the Denver, Metro area. While in Estes Park we stumbled across this place and it is the best BBQ I have had in years and doesn't cost a fortune. The don't take reservations however, you can call 15-20 minutes ahead, find out how long the wait is and get your name on... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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109 reviews 109 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

There are only two reasons why I wouldn't give this restaurant a five. One is you can't make reservations and the staff told us about an hour and 20 minutes for a wait. Had we left and come back we would have missed being called. It only took us about 15 minutes to get in. The only other thing I... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We arrived just as they were opening at 11 a.m. and were seated immediately. We ordered 1/2 chicken, pulled pork, and brisket. Our family of 4 enjoyed our meal. The meat is very tender and has a great smokey taste.

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Waco, TX
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

There was an hour wait for a table, so my husband and I got our food to go. The people up front were stressed from the crowds. They definitely need a bigger location, or just more staff up front. The food was delicious and the bbq sauce was perfect.

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